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Omicron Covid-19: Singapore Lifts Travel Ban On 10 African Countries

Dec 27, 2021 PTI

Omicron Covid-19: Singapore has lifted travel ban on African countries including Botswana, Eswatini, Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Omicron Scare: UK Brings Back Pre-Departure Travel Tests, Bans Arrivals From Nigeria

Dec 05, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The shorter window between infection and infectiousness for the Omicron variant increases the efficacy of pre-departure testing, says the latest analysis conducted by the UK Health and Security Agency (UKHSA).

Omicron Covid-19 Variant: The Countries Which Have Closed Their Borders

With Omicron Covid-19 variant emergence, many countries have put restrictions on travel to the ‘high risk’ southern Africa countries, and are now closing their borders.

Canada Bans More Countries Amid Fears Over Omicron Variant

Dec 01, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Dr Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, said all of the Omicron cases in Canada have come from Nigeria which has a low vaccination rate and Ottawa already announced a ban on foreigners from seven countries in southern Africa.

Covid-19 Omicron Variant: South Africa Decries 'Draconian' Travel Bans

South African health officials said travel bans over the newly discovered 'Omicro'n variant are not yet justified. Meanwhile, there is a "high" risk the variant will spread in Europe, authorities say.

05 November, 2021

US To Lift All Restrictions For Fully Vaccinated International Travellers, Including Indians

Outlook Web Desk

Fully vaccinated travellers will continue to show a pre-departure negative test taken within three days of travel to the US prior to boarding,

23 September, 2021

Ease International Travel By Mutual Recognition Of Vaccine Certificates: PM Modi


Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while speaking at Global COVID Summit in the US addressed the vaccine certificate recognition issue as Indians are facing quarantine upon arrival in the UK despite the inclusion of Covishield.

08 August, 2021

India Moves From UK's 'Red' To 'Amber' List As Britain Eases Travel Restrictions

Outlook Web Desk

Fully vaccinated Indian passengers will no longer be required to spend ten days in mandatory quarantine at a hotel in Britain upon arrival anymore.

06 July, 2021

Germany Eases Restrictions For Travelers From India

Outlook Web Bureau

Strict restrictions were imposed on travelers from India and some other countries because of the rise of the contagious delta variant of the coronavirus.

02 July, 2021

UAE Prohibits Citizens From Travelling To 14 Countries Including India, Pakistan

Outlook Web Bureau

The UAE diplomatic mission are exempted from the decision.

04 June, 2021

Centre Extends Visas Of Stranded Foreigners Till August 31

Outlook Web Bureau

These foreign nationals will not be required to submit any application to the FRRO or FRO concerned for extension of their visas.


25 May, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: US Warns Against All Travel To Japan As The Games Loom


The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee said it still anticipates that American athletes will be able to safely compete at the Tokyo Games

15 May, 2021

First Repatriation Flight From India Lands In Australia After A Two-Week Travel Ban

Outlook Web Bureau

Passengers on this flight had to undergo and return a negative result on two tests before they could get on the plane

11 May, 2021

Domestic Travel Bans Can Increase Covid-19 Cases

Anant Sudarshan

When migrants are detained inside a city where infections are growing rapidly, the spread of the disease in their rural home districts is temporarily stopped.

27 April, 2021

Australia Bans Direct Passenger Flights From India Until May 15

Outlook Web Bureau

The decision was taken during a meeting of Cabinet’s national security committee to consider the move to temporarily restrict flights from India along with what equipment and assistance could be sent.

23 April, 2021

Covid: Canada Bans Flights From India, Pakistan For 30 Days

Associated Press (AP)

Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said the ban would start late Thursday, speaking hours after India reported a global record of more than 314,000 new infections in the previous 24-hours.

22 April, 2021

Britain’s Heathrow Airport Refuses To Allow Extra Flights From India

Outlook Web Bureau

The request for extra flights from airlines was turned down because of concerns about queues at passport control


22 April, 2021

Six Countries Restrict Travel From India Amid Covid-19 Surge; Check Full List Here

Outlook Web Bureau

India on Wednesday registered over 2.94 lakh fresh Covid-19 cases, the second highest daily case count ever recorded by any country, even as the day’s death toll crossed 2,000 for the first time since the pandemic’s outbreak.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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